<<March 30, 2000>>

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP <daj@utk.edu>

Alexandre Rivas, Ph.D. <alex_mau@argo.com.br>

Dr. Fadia Alvic <Fadia.Alvic@rcenter.org>

Dear David:
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(1) ATTACHMENT I below is the ASCII version of my revised draft of Travel
Grant Application to the National Science Foundation for the Manaus
Mini-Workshop, which is to be submitted from your University of
Tennessee/Knoxville.

Last night, I sent you its ClarisWork version. Pls use this version
since I made further minor changes. I am also sending you the
ClarisWork version of this in a separate msg.

Pls feel free to revised it further.

I am taking the liberty of distributing this msg to our listserve members.

Wishing you very good luck.

Dear Fadia:
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(2) Pls sent your social security number and brief bio to David and me ASAP.

Dear Alex:
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(3) Pls fax the letter of endorsement and/or general letter of invitation
from the rector of your University of Amazona (or of UNAMAZ) to David at
your earliest convenience.

(4) Pls create a section of BIOGRAPHIES in the left column of your web and
include the bios of those people in ATTACHMENT I. Pls also collect the
bios of other speakers and put them into the section.

Best, Tak
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ATTACHMENT I

PROPOSAL FOR A GRANT TO SUPPORT TRAVEL TO MANAUS, BRAZIL;

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGY AND DISTANCE EDUCATION

FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF AMAZONIA

Project Summary

In spite of its exciting promise and economical advantage, distance learning
technology has difficulty reaching those who need it most, particularly in
rural area of the U.S. and in less developed countries. Challenges to
effectively utilizing this opportunity include infrastructure problems,
political unrest, costs, skills, and lack of collaborative partners for
establishing successful pilot programs. The purpose of this project is to
bring together decision-makers from underserved countries and leaders in
distance learning and telemedicine to discuss practical solutions for the
implementation of affordable global electronic distance learning and
telehealth/telemedicine across national boundaries.

The international interactive workshop and conference on "Technology and
Distance Education for Sustainable Development of the Amazonia" will include
practical workshops and discussions on the establishment of a Global
University System with a global broadband Internet in the major regions of the
Pacific/Asia, North/South America and Europe/Africa with the Global Service
Trust Fund (GSTF). Special emphasis will be placed on creating linkages among
institutions concerned with environment and development issues in the Greater
Amazonia Basin. The workshop will be held in the center of the tropical
rainforest in the historic city of Manaus, a once-remote city, now connected
electronically to the world.

The goals and objectives of the conference are to:
* Promote accessible, affordable global distance learning;
* Increase understanding of different cultural conditions, values and needs;
* Foster evolution of distance learning bridges between institutions within the Amazon Basin and in North America
* Emphasize values of sustainability and equality;
* Link innovators with decision-makers and funding resources;
* Identify pilot projects that will lead to full scale distance learning; and
* Discuss standardization of courses, credits, accreditation.

The grant funds requested by the University of Tennessee in this proposal
shall be used exclusively to bring together American decision-makers and
educators to discuss practical solutions for the implementation of affordable
global electronic distance learning and telemedicine across national
boundaries and to establish partnerships for pilot projects.
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Table of Contents

Project Description

Description of the Workshop

Purpose and Outcome

Justification for Amazonas Workshop

Global Broadband Internet:

Foreign Co-Organizer:

Sponsors and/or participating institutions:

Planning Outline

Dissemination Plan

Agenda

Prospective Participants

American Participation Request to NSF

Names of American Participants for Funding Request

Dr. Fadia Alvic

Roger Lee Boston

Dr. David A. Johnson

W. R. (Bill) Klemm

Kimberly K. Obbink

Dr. Louis Padulo

Takeshi Utsumi

Foreign Counterpart Endorsement

Reference web sites

Budget and Justification

Appendices

Appendix A: Conference Agenda
Appendix B: Letter of Support from Foreign co-sponsor

Current and Pending Support
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Project Description

Description of the Workshop

The digital revolution and economic globalization are taking us into a new
era. We are moving towards a global knowledge society where information,
skills and competencies become the driving forces of social and economic
development. The problems associated with this transformation can no longer
be solved with traditional educational paradigms. In this age, effective
learning requires upgraded multimedia educational materials that can best be
distributed using broadband Internet applications. The use of these
applications for global distance learning and telemedicine must be efficient
and cost-effective, enabling educational institutions to foster global
citizenship and achieve "education and healthcare for all" at anytime and anywhere.

The digital revolution can have particular relevance for issues of
sustainability and material development in critical areas such as Amazonia.

In cooperation with the University of Amazonas and the University of
Tennessee, GLOSAS/USA will hold an international workshop and conference on
"Technology and Distance Education for Sustainable Development of the
Amazonia" on May 31, June 1 and 2, 2000. This conference is funded or
underwritten by the Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil, the UNAMAZ
consortium of universities in 8 countries of the Amazon Basin, Fundacao Rede
Amazonica, Fundacao Getulio Vargas.

Purpose and Outcome

This workshop carries forward the objectives established at the pathbreaking
August 1999 Conference convened in Tampere, Finland where five projects were
identified to be undertaken in various regions of the world to foster the
establishment of advanced global broadband (45 Mbps) wireless and satellite
Internet. Included in the establishment are the information infrastructure,
the physical network of ground stations and satellites, content, and the
institutionalization of the Global University System which is to be financed
by the Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF). The GSTF is the emulation of the
Universal Service Fund of the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and
which will be a pool of the Overseas Development Assistant (ODA) funds of G7
countries in the magnitude of several billion dollars for ten years. The
creation of the GSTF is to be made by the International Coalition for Global
Information Infrastructure in Education and Healthcare under the leadership of
Dr. Takeshi Utsumi.

The workshop in Amazonas was chosen because it fulfilled important criteria
for selection as a venue for further development:

- Local technical capacity and expertise could be made available;
- High level of interest and need has been demonstrated;
- Cooperation of local, state, and federal institutions is promised;
- Regional international interest is high in cooperating Amazon basin
countries and their (UNAMAZ) institutions of higher education;
- The Amazon basin is an area of global importance and interest;
- The University of Amazonas and the University of Tennessee have had, for
more than a decade, a continuing formal linkage agreement to cooperate.
(The State of Amazonas and the State of Tennessee are sister states
under the Partners for the Americas Program.)
- Scientists and academicians at UA, UT, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
have had strong working relationships and extensive exchange experiences;

It is intended that the workshop will result in the establishment of
cooperative arrangements for the delivery of distance learning courses and
instruction among the participating institutions, including North American
institutions. A plan for the development of Electronic Distance Learning
(EDL) and Telemedicine in Amazonia will be presented at the conference.
Demonstrations of new low-cost EDL technologies will be presented at the
conference. Given the distances, population densities, and level of
infrastructure development in the region, such technologies could be of
enormous benefit to the peoples of Amazonia.

Specific expected outcomes of the workshop are:

* Formation of project/partnership teams
* Direction for collaboratively furthering global electronic distance learning
* Assessment of the technical capacity and infrastructure setup in Amazonia
* Needs assessment and content for pilot projects
* Enhancement of human and infrastructure capacity (whenever required)
* Organization and implementation of distance learning (DL) courses
* Assessment of the effectiveness and sustainability of the approach established
* Development of a wider program to broaden the utilization of DL to other sectors and specialties
* Strategy of joint fund raising for the projects of implementing selected DL courses
* Outline of next steps in formalizing DL structures
* Fund raising strategies
* Conference report for public dissemination

Justification for Amazonas Workshop

Global Broadband Internet:

The Internet, with its extending and improving infrastructure, will be the
main telecommunication media of tomorrow. It has been extended to most
countries, albeit with slow-to-medium speed. Broadband Internet backbone
development are expanding high-speed Internet access to higher education and
healthcare institutions in the developed countries. This technology holds
great promise for improving multimedia distance learning capabilities,
especially in rural and isolated areas in many developing countries that are
not well served by commercial network providers. The enhanced distance
learning capabilities of broadband Internet are only beginning to be explored
and offer an immediate benefit to the populations served by these networks.

Live telemedicine echocardiography will be demonstrated at the conference. An
echocardiograph signal of a patient in Manaus with 3D imaging of his heart
will be sent to doctors at the University of Michigan for diagnosis, in order
to open the eyes of local decision-makers for the value of broadband approach.
This will be accomplished through Amazonas resources, Agilent Technologies
echocardigram and video conferencing equipment and transmitted via Embratel
satellite. We believe that tele-learning and tele-medicine should be two
wheels of a cart, since each alone cannot be economically sustainable.

The global broadband Internet infrastructure also provides exciting
opportunities for distance/distributed learning. Conference presentations
will explore applications, as well as technical strengths and weaknesses for
sharing education, information, and resources throughout the world.
Discussions are well underway among conference participants regarding the
development and dissemination of education for engineers, healthcare
providers, emergency medical professionals, and primary and secondary teachers.

Foreign Co-Organizer:

The General Chairman of the Conference is Dr. Alexandre Rivas, Adjunct
Professor, Director of the Center for Environmental Sciences, University of Amazonas - Brazil.

Dr. Takeshi Utsumi, Chairman of GLOSAS/USA, will serve as the conference Program Chairman.

The General Chairman is responsible for fund raising, organization, local
arrangements, administration and diplomatic coordination. The Program
Chairman is responsible for arrangement of workshops and demonstrations,
conference program, and technical coordination.

Sponsors and/or participating institutions include the following:

* Associa˘˙o das Universidades da Amaz¤nia (UNAMAZ)
* Brazilian Minister of Science and Technology
* Center for Environmental Sciences (CCA)
* Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV)/Superior Institute of Management and Economy from Amazonia (ISAE)
* GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A (GLOSAS)
* Global University System (GUS)
* Houston Community College
* PanAmerican Federation of Associations of Medical Schools (Venezuela)
* Pan American Health Organization (PAHO)
* Rede Amaz¤nica Foundation (FRAMAZON)
* Tennessee Renaissance Center
* SIVAM
* Tennessee Virtual University
* Universitat de les Illes Balears (Spain)
* University of Amazonas (UA)
* University of Michigan
* University of Sao Paulo
* University of Tennessee

Detailed information on the conference can be found at

http://www.argo.com.br/~alex_mau/workshop/workshop.htm

Planning Outline

9/1/98 Received grant from the InfoDev of the World Bank,

1/31/99 Visited major international organizations, e.g., UNESCO, WHO, ITU,
etc. Completed first programming and discussions on the general administrative plan.

5/1/99 Made contacts to submit travel grant proposals to major funding
sources, e.g., UNDP, Inter-American Development Bank, Soros Foundation and others.

6/1/99 Completed fund raising for about 50 to 60 overseas attendees at
$3,000 for each, including the one from the US National Science Foundation.

6/20/99 Held a planning meeting in Washington, D.C.

8/9-13/99 Workshop and conference in Tampere, Finland; five pilot
projects identified, including Amazonas.

10/1/99 Completed first draft of pilot project proposals from each region
of the Pacific/Asia, North/Central/South America, Europe, and Africa.

12/31/99 Completed final report to the InfoDev of the World Bank <http://www.uta.fi/EGEDL/>.

12/20/99 Held a working group meeting of the GSTF at PAHO in Washington, D.C.

2/5/00 GSTF was adopted by the [Arthur C.] Clarke Institute of
Telecommunications and Information (CITI) as one of four major
projects at their Founders' Conference held at INTELSAT in Washington, D.C.

5/31-6/1-2 Conduct Regional workshop for Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil

Summer 2000 Conduct a mini-workshop by European Group of GUS at Open
University, UK, for Ukraine operation

Summer 2000 Conduct a mini-workshop by Asia-Pacific Group of GUS at the
University of Philippines/Open University in Manila

September 2000 Conduct a workshop of the United Nations Industrial
Development Organization (UNIDO) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

September 2000 Conduct a workshop in Lviv, Ukraine by Ukranian group

Spring 2001 Conduct a full workshop in Lviv, Ukraine by Ukranian group

2001 Conduct a full workshop in Japan by Asia-Pacific group

2001 Conduct a full workshop in Latin America by South American group

NOTE: The main purpose of mini-workshops (2 to 3 days) is to
prepare for the full workshops with major funding (4 to 5 days in
similar scale as our Tampere event) where the proposed pilot projects
with feasibility study, action plan, administrative structure, etc. will
be formalized by the participating members in their regions. The pilot
projects are deployments of distance learning and telemedicine with the
use of current narrowband Internet and of broadband Internet later when available.

Dissemination Plan

It is important to note that this is not a one-time experience.
Post-conference work in project technical design, required advanced multimedia
curriculum, collaborative opportunities for course delivery and joint proposal
writing will ensue and will be required of conference participants. Proposals
will be prepared and submitted to appropriate funding agencies.

A follow-up report will be submitted to NSF no later than August 31, 2000 via
NSF fast-lane. Follow-up report on post conference activities will be due to
NSF no later than December 31, 2000. Each participant will be required to
write an individual report and the PI and Co-PI will include those reports in
both the August 31, 2000 formal report and the December 31, 2000 report.

Agenda

A detailed conference agenda can be found at:
http://www.argo.com.br/~alex_mau/workshop/workshop.htm
and is included in Appendix A. Confirmed presentations include international
representation and expertise in distance learning, telemedicine and technical
issues related to broadband Internet and international connectivity.

Prospective Participants

Global broadband Internet deployment will require the establishment of hub
stations which will be linked through the use of geostationary satellites and
broadband terrestrial cables. In order to establish these hubs, the
conference is organized into three longitudinal regions specified as
Pacific/Asia, North/South America and Europe/Africa groups. Other groups for
the Middle East and South Asia regions will be added as interested parties emerge.

The University of Tennessee/Knoxville is expected to be the major satellite
hub in North America for the Central/Caribbean/South America operations.

American Participation Request to NSF

This proposal is a request for funding for American participation in the
Manaus workshop. American parties have substantial experience to contribute
to this project regarding the exchange of educational, vocational, and medical
information and knowledge with counterparts around the world. The U.S.
educational service is now becoming a sought-after export commodity.

It is essential for American colleagues to participate in this project from
the initial stages. American participants will be instrumental in providing
experience and demonstrations using broadband Internet access for education
and access to information, and it will be critical to include American
colleagues in the initial technical and content project design.

Names of American Participants for Funding Request

Dr. Fadia Alvic

I. Address:

Dr. Fadia Alvic
Program Director, Renaissance Center and the Tennessee Virtual University
UT Office of Statewide Continuing Education
The Renaissance Center
855 Highway 46 South
PO Box 608
Dickson, Tennessee 37056
Tel: (615) 740-5508
Fax: (615) 740-5618
Fadia.Alvic@rcenter.org
Social Security Number:

II. Reason for selection:

She will preside videoconference with the Renaissance Center from Manaus and
also describe available courses from the Tennessee Virtual University.

III. Expected tasks after the workshop

She will coordinate the initiation of the available courses from the Tennessee Virtual University.

IV. Bio:

[To be added here.]
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Roger Lee Boston

I. Address:

Roger Lee Boston
Rockwell Chair Instructor and Consultant for Creativity
Distance Education/Technology Center
Office of the President
Houston Community College System
4310 Dunlavy
P. O. Box 7849
Houston, TX 77270-7849
713-718-5224 (direct)
FAX: 713 718-5301
rboston@tenet.edu
Page Unit 713 765 9494 and in 24hr/day
boston_r@hccs.cc.tx.us (secondary)
http://www.rboston.com
http://www.teched.org/
Social Security Number:

II. Reason for selection:

He will be the instructor for the workshop on "Low Cost Teleconferencing"
which will demonstrate various synchronous videoconferencing technologies with
the effective use of currently available narrowband Internet. He will also
introduce several distance learning courses available from his Houston Community College.

III. Expected tasks after the conference:

His college will engage in the exchange of educational/vocational training
courses with the counterpart educational institutions in Amazonia and Latin
American countries through the global narrowband (and broadband later when
available) Internet networks.

IV. Bio:

Roger Boston is currently with the faculty of the Houston Community College
System and holds the joint titles of "Rockwell Chair" and "Consultant for
Creativity", an innovation supported by the Rockwell Foundation since 1985.

A transplant from private industry a decade and a half ago where he was
involved as an information systems manager, he has built an international
reputation in distance learning since helping his organization to go "online"
with their credit courses in the late 1980's.

He is a member of the PBS Going the Distance Advisory Group, the State of
Texas Distance Learning Master planning group, a teacher with the Virtual
College of Texas, and is instrumental in the restructuring efforts now ongoing
within the Houston Community College System to deliver distance courses more effectively.

He has worked with more than four dozen organizations coast to coast to help
them in their efforts to implement electronic and multimedia instructional
delivery systems and is a frequent presenter at gatherings of the ITC and
other groups interested in Distance Learning. He is pioneering in the use of
low-bandwidth collaborative tools for instruction delivery across the internet
and often teaches his classes from remote areas to test the technology.

Frequently on-camera and behind the scenes for the Texas STARLINK group (e.g.,
http://www.teched.org/starlink), hosting and moderating satellite
teleconferences and internet webcasts, he is also active in the CAADE
(Consortium for the Advancement of Affordable Distance Education) and assists
that group in its efforts to deliver instruction worldwide via internet and
via lower-bandwidth POTS connections.

Since 1997 he has been an active participant in the "Global LEARN Day"
movement, working behind the scenes and on camera in numerous global events to
help user in the age of truly world wide delivery of instruction.

He was the 1995 recipient of the ACCT Western Region Faculty Award, and his
former students have built up a scholarship fund in his name of more than
sixty thousand dollars, going to deserving students electing a career in
computers and information technology.
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Dr. David A. Johnson

I. Address:

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP
Former President of Fulbright Association
Professor Emeritus of Planning
School of Planning
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee
108-I Hoskins Library
1401 Cumberland Ave.
Knoxville, TN 37996-4015
423-974-5227
Fax: 423-974-5229
daj@utk.edu
http://web.utk.edu/~djohnutk/
Social Security Number:

II. Reason for selection:
Board member of GLOSAS/USA, and a Speaker on the sister-relations between the
State of Tennessee and the State of Amazona at the workshop. He will also
present available courses on environment from his university.

III. Expected tasks after the conference:

Coordination and administration of this project.

Dr. Johnson has participated in GLOSAS distance learning workshops between the
University of Tennessee in Knoxville and Moscow and Budapest. He presented a
paper at the EGEDL conference in Tampere, Finland in August 1999. Dr. Johnson
is developing an on-line version of a four-week training program offered by
the University of Tennessee on "Management for Sustainable Natural Resource
Development and Environmental Protection." His participation in the workshop
would provide an opportunity to match the course with needs in Amazon and
later in Latin American region.

IV. Bio:

Born: New York, NY, Dec 8, 1935

Education: Yale University, (BA, 1957); Yale University, (MCP, 1963); Cornell
University (PhD, Regional Planning, 1974).

David A. Johnson, AICP, is Professor Emeritus of Planning at the University of
Tennessee, Knoxville, where he served for 19 years. He was also an elected
faculty member in the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at
Tennessee. Previously he taught in and directed planning departments at
Syracuse University and Ball State University.

Prof. Johnson received bachelors and masters degrees in architecture and city
planning from Yale University and a PhD in regional planning from Cornell
University. He has been a Fulbright Scholar in Cyprus, India, Thailand, and
the Soviet Union. He is a past President of the Fulbright Association of the
United States. Johnson has directed university linkage projects in a number
of countries including Manaus, Brazil and Coimbra, Portugal. Most recently,
he has been active in reconstruction efforts in Bosnia and bicommunal peace-making in Cyprus.

Prior to embarking on a teaching career Prof. Johnson served as a professional
planner on the staffs of the Washington National Capital Planning Commission
and the Regional Plan Association of New York. His published writings have
focused on planning theory and history. He has written numerous articles on
the planning activities of the Tennessee Valley Authority and the development
of the New York Metropolitan Region.

He has served on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Planning
Association and is the author of PLANNING THE GREAT METROPOLIS, London:
Chapman & Hall, 1996. Dr. Johnson is active in international distance
education and is an advisor to the Global University System, based in Tampere, Finland.
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W. R. (Bill) Klemm

I. Address:

W. R. (Bill) Klemm, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Professor of Neuroscience
Dept. VAPH, Mail Stop 4458
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX 77843-4458
Phone: 409-845-4201
wklemm@cvm.tamu.edu
www.cvm.tamu.edu/wklemm
www.foruminc.com
Social Security Number:

II. Reason for selection:

Professor Bill Klemm will present his FORUM computer mediated multimedia
conferencing system at the workshop. This system will be one of key distance
learning tools for the export of the U.S. courses to various overseas
countries which hopefully will become educational exchange among countries in
the near future. He will also present many available courses from his
university to learners in Amazon areas of the South America.

III. Expected tasks after the conference:

After the conference Prof. Klemm will perform training of trainers on the use
of his FORUM at the subsequent workshops to ensure its effective use.

IV. Bio:

Dr. W. R. (Bill) Klemm is a graduate veterinarian (1958, Auburn), with a Ph.D.
in Biology (1963, Notre Dame). He is a widely published and cited
neuroscientist. In recent years, the electronic information age has captured
his attention, particularly toward applying technology to improve educational
practice. He serves on the Editorial Board of an Internet journal, The
Technology Source. Dr. Klemm is a pioneer in the use of computer conferencing
environments for collaborative learning, winning in 1993 the 1st Prize, in the
international contest for "Best New Idea in Electronic Distance Education"
awarded by the Center for Pedagocial Informatics, Geneva, Switzerland. This
idea created the design principles for development of a unique asynchronous
conferencing system (FORUM98, http://www.foruminc.com). He gives numerous
presentations and publishes widely on collaborative learning and computer
conferencing (see http://www.cvm.tamu.edu/wklemm/contents.htm).

Bill uses FORUM in two courses over the Internet. One course, "Science and
Technology Practices and Policies in Biomedical Research," focuses on careers
in S&T, how research is done, ethics, communication in science, and science
policy. See www.cvm.tamu.edu/bims470. The other course is taught in a
traditional way, except that FORUM98 is used for out-of-class group work that
is structured to improve student creativity and insightfulness skills. This
course, "Introduction to Neuroscience," emphasizes 80 core principles of
neuroscience. See www.cvm.tamu.edu/vaph451.

He currently has grants from the Department of Defense, the National Institute
of Environmental Health Sciences, and the State of Texas to help develop and
deploy FORUM98 for teaching at levels ranging from grade 6 to public health
professionals and graduate veterinarians.
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Kimberly K. Obbink

I. Address:

Kimberly K. Obbink
Director
Burns Telecommunications Center and Extended Studies
128 EPS Building
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3860
406-994-6550
Fax: 406-994-7856
kobbink@montana.edu
Social Security Number:

II. Reason for selection:

(a) As the representative of the Asia-Pacific Regional operation of our GUS,
(b) To learn how this mini-workshop is conducted,
(c) To present/market available courses from her MSU to students in
Amazon area, e.g, nurse training, emergency medical services, environment/water treatment, etc.

III. Expected tasks after the conference:

1. BTC is to become the major administrative center of the
Pacific/Asia operation of the global broadband Internet,
2. Coordinate the activities of MSU for the educational/vocational
training course exchange with the counterparts in Amazon and later
in Latin American countries.

IV. Bio:

Kim Obbink is Director of the Burns Telecommunications Center at Montana State
University. The Center, named for Montana U.S. Senator Conrad Burns, is an
innovative, self-supporting outreach and distance learning facility that works
with campus, state, regional and national constituents to make education
opportunities and resources available to all citizens. Kim currently directs
all activities of the Center and oversees the telecommunications portion of
the Second Century fund raising campaign that was instrumental in establishing the Center.

Kim has a masters degree in education from Iowa State University and is
currently a doctoral candidate in adult and higher education at MSU. Kim has
worked in outreach and distance learning for the past 15 years. She has
received numerous competitive grants for programs related to science
education, distance learning and telecommunications, with a particular focus
on meeting the needs of citizens living in rural and underserved areas. She
is currently Co-PI on the NSF funded National Teachers Enhancement Network
which delivers online graduate credit science courses to science teachers
internationally and served as Co-PI for six years on an NSF funded Young
Scholars program using telecommunications to support rural Montana youth
interested in science careers. Other current funding includes HHS and TIIAP
funds for distance learning for rural emergency medical technicians and a NASA
grant for the development of K-12 online courses and multimedia materials
using NASA data. A previous TIIAP grant provided funds for telecommunications
training and outreach to Montana Tribal Colleges.

As Director of the Burns Telecommunications Center, Kim also oversees a number
of corporate funded programs including support from AT&T to provide teachers,
parents, and rural community leaders with Internet training, and funding from
US West to establish a distance learning masters degree in science education.
Kim also serves as a consultant to numerous distance learning programs
including the Suicide Prevention Center CDC project at the University of
Nevada, Genentech Inc. Access Excellence Program for science teachers, and
state liaison to the US West Pathways Program.
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Dr. Louis Padulo

I. Address:

Dr. Louis Padulo
President Emeritus, University City Science Center
Vice Chairman, GLOSAS/USA
2020 Walnut Street, #32-A
Philadelphia, PA 19103-5645
215-564-6405
Fax: 215-564-3988
padulo@libertynet.org
Social Security Number:

II. Reason for selection:

Vice Chairman of GLOSAS/USA: the major organization for establishing a Global
University System with a global broadband wireless/satellite Internet
connectivity with Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF).

III. Expected tasks after the conference:

Coordination and administration of and fund raising for this project.

IV. Bio:

Louis Padulo is President Emeritus of the University City Science Center
(UCSC), where he served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 1991,
following a year's appointment as visiting scientist at the Massachusetts
Institute of Technology (MIT). Prior to that, Dr. Padulo was President of the
University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH). He was a Visiting Professor in the
Media Lab at MIT and at the University of Tokyo before joining UAH.
Previously Padulo spent thirteen years as Dean of the College of Engineering
at Boston University and, in his last year, as Associate Vice President.
During his tenure at Boston University he was also a professor of mathematics
and of engineering, as well as a Senior Fellow at the Center for Technology,
Strategy and Policy. Preceding Boston, Dr. Padulo served on the faculty of
Stanford University for seven years, having formerly taught for nine years at
Morehouse, Harvard, Columbia, Georgia State and San Jose State universities.

Dr. Padulo has worked as a computer scientist for IBM, a design engineer for
RCA, a systems analyst for the Mitre Corporation, and as a consultant for
numerous national and international organizations. The author of two books
and several articles, Padulo earned his doctorate at Georgia Institute of
Technology, his master's degree from Stanford University, and his bachelor's
degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University, all in electrical engineering.

Padulo has served as chairman of several regional and national committees,
such as the Committee on Minorities in Engineering, the National Planning
Commission for Expanding Minority Opportunities in Engineering, and the
Committee on Women and Minorities. A lifetime member of the NAACP and a
Fellow of both the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) and the
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Padulo is president
of the Congress of Higher Education which represents eighty-three colleges and
universities in the greater Philadelphia region. Dr. Padulo has also served
on numerous boards, including LibertyNet, Fairleigh Dickinson University, the
United Negro College Fund Advisory Board, International House of Philadelphia,
the Philadelphia Education Fund, the Ben Franklin Technology Center of
Southeastern Pennsylvania, the Presbyterian Foundation for Philadelphia
(formerly Presbyterian Hospital) and the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors
Bureau. Dr. Padulo has been honored with several awards for Excellence in
Teaching and has been recognized for his work on behalf of minorities and
women. Dr. Padulo was presented with the Reginald H. Jones Distinguished
Service Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Minority Engineering Effort
by the General Electric Foundation and NACME, and the Vincent Bendix
Minorities in Engineering Award by ASEE. Padulo also directed two National
Science Foundation sponsored programs which he created: Computational Research
in Mathematics (at Morehouse College), and the Late Entry Accelerated Program
(LEAP, at Boston University). Initially funded to help women with weak
science or math backgrounds return to school to earn master's degrees in
computer fields, LEAP was expanded to include men when it became financially self-sufficient.

Dr. Padulo is married to Katharine Seamans Padulo and has two grown sons, Robert and Joseph.
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Takeshi Utsumi

I. Address:

Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E.
Chairman, GLOSAS/USA
President Emeritus and V.P. for Technology and Coordination of Global
University System (GUS)
43-23 Colden Street
Flushing, NY 11355-3998
Tel: 718-939-0928
Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email)
utsumi@columbia.edu
http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/
Social Security Number:

II. Reason for selection:

Chairman of GLOSAS/USA, and the Program Chairman and a Speaker at the workshop.

III. Expected tasks after the conference:

Coordination and administration of this project.

IV. Bio:

Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., is Chairman of the GLObal Systems Analysis and
Simulation Association in the USA (GLOSAS/USA) and President of the Global
(electronic) University (GU/USA) System (a divisional activity of GLOSAS/USA).

He is the 1994 Laureate of the Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance
Education. His public services have included political work for deregulation
of global telecommunications and the use of e-mail through ARPANET, Telenet
and Internet; helping extend American university courses to the Third World;
the conduct of innovative distance teaching trials with "Global Lecture
Hall(GLH)" multipoint-to-multipoint multimedia interactive videoconferences
using hybrid technologies; as well as lectures, consultation, and research in
process control, management science, systems science and engineering at the
University of Michigan, the University of Pennsylvania, M.I.T. and many
universities, governmental agencies and large firms in Japan and other countries.

Among more than 150 related scientific papers and books are presentations to
the Summer Computer Simulation Conferences (which he created and named) and
the Society for Computer Simulation International. He is a member of various
scientific and professional groups, including the Chemists Club (New York,
NY); Columbia University Seminar on Computer, Man and Society (New York, NY);
Fulbright Association (Washington, D.C.); International Center for Integrative
Studies (ICIS) (New York, NY); and Society of Satellite Professionals International (Washington, D.C.).

He received Ph.D. Ch.E. from Polytechnic University in New York, M.S.Ch.E.
from Montana State University, after study at the University of Nebraska with
Fulbright scholarship. His professional experiences in simulation and
optimization of petrochemical and refinery processes were at Mitsubishi
Research Institute, Tokyo; Stone & Webster Engineering Corp., Boston; Mobil
Oil Corporation and Shell Chemical Company, New York; Asahi Chemical Industry Inc., Tokyo.

Foreign Counterpart Endorsement

[LETTER TO COME FROM ALEX]

Letters of endorsement are attached in Appendix B.

Reference web sites

(1) Tampere conference:

http://www.uta.fi/EGEDL/

(2) Global University System:

http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Global_University/Global%20University%20System/Synopsis_11-5-99.html

(3) Global broadband Internet networks:

http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Tampere_Conference/Global_Broadband_Internet/Global_Broadband_Internet.html

(4) Global Service Trust Fund (GSTF):

http://www.informatics.org/clarke/projects.html, and

http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/Tampere_Conference/GSTF/Synopsis_2-15-00.html

(5) Manaus workshop:

http://www.argo.com.br/~alex_mau/workshop/workshop.htm

Budget and Justification

The budget request for this proposal is for travel funds for American
participation at the workshop in Manaus. Since all funds will be used for
travel, no indirect costs are included. All funding is requested on a cost
reimbursable basis using airline, ground travel and hotel receipts. A minimal
meal stipend of $?? (based on GSA travel rates to the Amazonas, Brazil) is
requested. Travel expenses are itemized on the following page. Airfare is
estimated based on travel agency quotes with a 3-week advance purchase and a
Saturday night stay.

Per person request:
Meals: $??/day x ? days $???
Lodging: estimate $???/night ? nights x $??? $???
Ground Transportation to Manaus $???
Total lodging/per diem/ground transportation $????
Airfare (see next page for itemized budget)

Current and Pending Support NSF form
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List of Distribution

Dr. David A. Johnson, AICP
Board member of GLOSAS/USA
Former President of Fulbright Association
Professor Emeritus, School of Planning
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tenneseee
108-I Hoskins Library
Knoxville, TN 37996-4015
USA
Tel: +1-423-974 5227
Fax: +1-423-974 5229
daj@utk.edu
davidj@buncombe.main.nc.us
http://web.utk.edu/~djohnutk/

Alexandre Rivas, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Director of the Center for Environmental Sciences
University of Amazonas - Brazil
C.P. 4208, Manaus 69053-140
BRAZIL
+55-92-644 23 22
Fax: +55-92-644 23 84
alex_mau@argo.com.br
http://www.argo.com.br/~alex_mau/alex.htm
http://www.argo.com.br/~alex_mau/workshop/workshop.htm

Dr. Fadia Alvic
Program Director, Renaissance Center
and the Tennessee Virtual University (TVU)
UT Office of Statewide Continuing Education
The Renaissance Center
855 Highway 46 South
PO Box 608
Dickson, TN 37056
615-740-5508
Fax: 615-740-5618
Fadia.Alvic@rcenter.org
http://www.rcenter.org
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* Takeshi Utsumi, Ph.D., P.E., Chairman, GLOSAS/USA *
* (GLObal Systems Analysis and Simulation Association in the U.S.A.) *
* Laureate of Lord Perry Award for Excellence in Distance Education *
* Founder of CAADE *
* (Consortium for Affordable and Accessible Distance Education) *
* President Emeritus and V.P. for Technology and Coordination of *
* Global University System (GUS) *
* 43-23 Colden Street, Flushing, NY 11355-3998, U.S.A. *
* Tel: 718-939-0928; Fax: 718-939-0656 (day time only--prefer email) *
* Email: utsumi@columbia.edu; Tax Exempt ID: 11-2999676 *
* http://www.friends-partners.org/GLOSAS/ *
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